Health bosses have confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 at a Nuneaton secondary school.

Unconfirmed reports suggest two year groups at St Thomas More have been affected by positive coronavirus cases.

Health bosses at Warwickshire County Council have confirmed that some students are self-isolating, but the remainder of the Greenmoor Road-based school remains open.

In a statement, Dr Shade Agboola, Director of Public Health in Warwickshire said: “We have been notified of positive cases for Covid-19 at St Thomas More School in Nuneaton.

“In line with national advice all possible close contacts and all staff and students with direct contact with a positive case will be contacted and asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

“The rest of the school remains safe and open to all other pupils. If you have not been contacted directly, then your child can continue their normal activities.

We would ask that if anyone within a household is showing any symptoms of the virus; a high temperature, a continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste that all household members should self-isolate until that person has been tested and it is negative.”

CoventryLive has contacted the school for comment.

It is the fourth school in the town to have positive cases.

As we reported in our newsletter, all reception children at Stockingford Academy have been told to self-isolate after a positive Covid-19 case.

The school took the action after being notified last night (September 22).

There has also been a case at the Nuneaton Academy, which was forced to tell its Year 8’s to go home after a pupil tested positive for the virus.

Health bosses and school officials at Chetwynd Junior School also had a positive case and said that all those who have been in close contact with the pupil have been told to self-isolate for 14 days as per national guidlines.

The school remained open to those who have not been within the affected bubble.

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